Morris Men descend on Hove

Morris Men descended on Hove this evening (Wednesday 14 June) giving commuters a treat as they left Hove Station. The Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men were dancing at the Watchmaker’s Arms, in Goldstone Villas, Hove. It is their second visit to the area in a month after they...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017 at 11:28 pm

Loud bang heard over Brighton after bomb squad called

A loud bang heard over large parts of Brighton could have been a controlled explosion of an unexploded bomb found in Bevendean. The bang was heard in Patcham, Hollingbury, Hollingdean and elsewhere at about 9.45pm tonight. Sussex Police control said they were not aware of any...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017 at 10:31 pm

Enter the world of the Little People – Brighton & Hove News exclusive interview

Paul Rowlands is a local cabbie and enthusiastic photographer who has lived in the Rottingdean for the past 10 years. He has exhibited at Artists Open Houses in Kemp Town for the past couple of years. We caught up with him for a quick Q&A session before his first curated show...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017 at 10:24 pm

Prefabs sprout in Brighton

Twenty one prefabs are expected to pop up in Brighton as the council prepares to do a deal with the YMCA. The aim is to put 21 affordable factory-built homes for young people from the local area on a small council-owned garage site in Moulsecoomb. The homes are known as Y:Cubes...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017 at 8:43 pm

Brighton and Hove housing committee members hold minute’s silence after Grenfell Tower fire deaths

Councillors and officials held a minute’s silence for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London today (Wednesday 14 June). At least 12 people died in the fire which raged for hours early this morning. All those at the Brighton and Hove City Council Housing and New Homes...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017 at 5:57 pm

A river runs through it – Patcham councillor tells planning inspector why retirement home scheme is a dud

Long-serving Patcham councillor Geoffrey Theobald tore apart the evidence of a flood and drainage expert at a planning inquiry in Brighton this morning (Wednesday 14 June). Councillor Theobald indicated that McCarthy and Stone had been badly advised when they bought land in Old...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017 at 1:14 pm

Abuse ‘ruined my life’ says victim of Brighton sex offender

A victim who was sexually abused after being groomed by a Brighton man over several years in the 1980s and 1990s beginning when he was just 10 says the abuse ruined his life before it had really begun. Roy Roy Pratt, 76, of Stanmer Villas, has been jailed for 15 years after being...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017 at 12:11 pm

Brighton and Hove is top of the pops for music venues

Brighton and Hove has come top of a list of cities and towns with the most music venues per person – despite a string of high profile venue closures in recent years. Researchers have compiled list of music venues, upcoming gigs, studios, teachers and and music shops for 50...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017 at 11:40 am

Brighton & Hove Albion start with home game against Manchester City

Albion start their Premier League campaign with a home match against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the Amex over the weekend of Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August. The Seagulls then travel to 2016 champions Leicester City on Saturday 19 August. They face Arsenal at the...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017 at 9:03 am